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The most complex component in all of home theater is the AV preamp. Consumers are wary of the category as the HDMI standard has changed more time than Cher at a Las Vegas show. AV Preamps are like computers thus don't hold their values like stereo preamps or power amps but they represent the merger of the idea of a surround sound processor and a stereo preamp thus potential system simplicity for many home theater enthusiasts and audiophiles looking for 5.1 or 7.1 sound. For a full archive of AV Preamp Reviews read this page from HomeTheaterReview.com.

AV Receivers vs. AV Separates: Which Is Right for You?

AV Receivers vs. AV Separates: Which Is Right for You?

By Dennis Burger

 

Dennis Burger tackles the age-old question: Which is better, an AV receiver or AV separates? Most audiophiles will quickly cast their vote for separates; but, as Dennis explains, the answer isn't quite so straightforward. Read More

 
Theta Digital Introduces Casablanca IVa Processor

Theta Digital Introduces Casablanca IVa Processor

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Theta Digital has announced a new, upgraded version of its Casablanca AV pre/pro. The Casablanca IVa adds support for 7.1.4-channel output capability, with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoding. The new model also adds a Digital Direct mode that passes on... Read More

 
Dirac Live Room Correction Coming to Select NAD Electronics

Dirac Live Room Correction Coming to Select NAD Electronics

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

NAD Electronics and Dirac Research have announced a partnership that will bring Dirac Live room correction to select NAD electronics. Dirac Live is a patented room-correction technology that corrects the frequency response and the impulse response of a room's loudspeakers.... Read More

 
Audio Research Introduces Trade Up! Program

Audio Research Introduces Trade Up! Program

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Audio Research has introduced its first ever trade-in program, allowing owners of older Audio Research electronics the opportunity to put up to 75 percent of the original MSRP value toward a new ARC product. Details are available in the press... Read More

 
New MultEQ Editor App for Denon and Marantz Electronics

New MultEQ Editor App for Denon and Marantz Electronics

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Denon and Marantz have announced the introduction of a new Audyssey MultEQ Editor app that allows owners of select Denon and Marantz electronics (specific models are listed below) to further fine-tune their Audyssey speaker calibration. The MultEQ Editor app, which... Read More

 
StormAudio to Add Dirac Live to AV Pre/Pros

StormAudio to Add Dirac Live to AV Pre/Pros

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

StormAudio has announced that it has partnered with Dirac Research to add the Dirac Live room correction solution to StormAudio's collection of AV processors. Beginning around the end of May, Dirac Live will become a standard feature on all new... Read More

 
Sound United Acquires D+M Group

Sound United Acquires D+M Group

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Sound United, the parent company of Polk and Definitive Technology, has acquired the D+M Group, which owns Denon, Heos by Denon, Marantz, and Boston Acoustics. The combined company will carry the Sound United name. The sale was finalized yesterday (February... Read More

 
Classe Audio Sigma SSP MkII Adds Support for 4K Video and 3D Audio

Classe Audio Sigma SSP MkII Adds Support for 4K Video and 3D Audio

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Classe Audio has announced an updated version of its Sigma SSP AV preamp that adds support for 4K video pass-through and 3D audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. The new Sigma SSP MkII, due out later this month, will... Read More

 
Lyngdorf Audio Announces Its First Multichannel Processor

Lyngdorf Audio Announces Its First Multichannel Processor

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

This spring, Lyngdorf Audio will debut its first multichannel AV processor. The new MP-50 will support Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro-3D, and it will include an HDMI stage with 4K and HDCP 2.2 support. The MP-50 will feature Lyngdorf's patented... Read More

 
Trinnov to Show Altitude16 Prototype at ISE

Trinnov to Show Altitude16 Prototype at ISE

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

At the upcoming Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) trade show in Amsterdam, Trinnov will show off a prototype of its new Altitude16 processor. Trinnov says the new mid-level processor will "inherit all the ground-breaking core technologies" of the higher-end, highly acclaimed... Read More